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VIVOBAREFOOT, hang your head in shame

January 28, 2012

A recent study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise compared the injury rates between forefoot strikers and rearfoot strikers showed that there was a higher injury rate in the rearfoot striking group. Here is how Vivobarefoot and several other blind barefoot runners interpreted this study: Memo to Vivobarefoot: What makes this an official […]

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Why I have comments turned off

June 1, 2010

I have the comments turned off on this blog for a number of reasons. Mainly because I have no desire or energy to engage in discussion with the barefoot running community. They have already proved how irrational and nonsensical they are in previous discussions; how they totally misrepresent and misquote research; and how they are […]

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“All the proof you need”

May 20, 2010

I got an interesting email from someone who I assume is a barefoot runner. The email simply said “this is all the proof you need” and it included a link to this. This link is a reproduction of the press release from the Kerrigan et al study, which I described as: This will have to […]

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Stress Fractures in the Vibram FiveFinger’s ‘Barefoot’ Shoe

May 6, 2010

I was being somewhat facetious in my 2+2=5 logic to show that barefoot runners get more stress fractures. As the barefoot running community tend to apply that logic to so much they claim, my point was why can’t I? Now we have more and more reports surfacing of metatarsal stress fractures occurring in the Vibram Five […]

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The Advertising on this Site

May 2, 2010

This is a good one. I get a lot of emails (hate mail) and they all have one thing in common: They all prove what I am saying is right! None of them actually address the issues I raise and just take pot shots at me and do things such as attack my anonymity and […]

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Barefoot and saving gas!

April 13, 2010

This is too good an opportunity to pass up. If anyone ever wanted evidence as to just how nutty these people really are. Just check out this post on how its claimed that by driving the car barefoot you can save gas. And they expect to be taken seriously. This kind of nonsense only makes […]

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Plantar fasciitis and barefoot running

April 10, 2010

What is the relationship between barefoot running and plantar fasciitis? In the research by Liebermann et al published in Nature, in the discussion they made the somewhat remarkable claim that: “Furthermore, many running shoes have arch supports and stiffened soles that may lead to weaker foot muscles, reducing arch strength. This weakness contributes to excessive […]

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Who is opposed to barefoot running?

March 11, 2010

Who is opposed to barefoot running? The barefoot running community have a track record of playing the person and not the ball and always like to go after or criticise the perceived opponents of barefoot running rather than rationally discuss the issues. Why do they have to criticise these opponents? Is barefoot running really that […]

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Is barefoot running the norm or default?

March 3, 2010

I just wish there were more hours in the day to write about this. The barefoot runners need to follow Confucius’s advice: When in hole, it’s a good idea to stop digging They continually provide copious amounts of material to demonstrate how irrational and illogical they are. I have so much to respond to and […]

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Do barefoot runners fly in aeroplanes?

March 3, 2010

We have all seen one of the arguments that they love to make to support barefoot running. The argument goes something like: We were created to run barefoot. We are not born with running shoes. Because we were created that way then we should run barefoot. You know the story that they try to tell. […]

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